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CFO/Chief Admin Officer MBA/CPA

Daphne, Alabama, United States
November 19, 2018

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Marcus L. Currey, MBA / CPA

p: 559-***-****



Summary: Intellectual and emotional maturity facilitate consistent, non-defensive, business insight and analysis. Focus on details to analyze the current state of the business while assessing risks and looking forward identifying and evaluating opportunities. Driven to provide the highest quality, concise and timely reporting for informed decision making that meets the needs of the executive team and all stakeholders.

Continuous Learner: Proven track record to re-make and adapt in robust and demanding business environments. Extensive experience in manufacturing, vertical integration, distribution, marketing, sales, administration and technology. Hands-on communicator, “trust but verify,” never compromises personal or professional ethics. Strong confident business acumen, exemplary written and verbal skills, thoughtful resource utilization; disciplined environmental, cash, capital and financial stewardship.

Entrepreneur: Business partner and confidant, trusted and experienced from F100 Board Rooms to Family Companies, Start-Ups or restructured companies and Private Equity Backed Corporations. Visionary designer, creator and shaper utilizing a solid operations foundation across large and small organizations.

Executive Leader: Director and teacher, delegates with a “hands on” approach. Enabler of complex integration and cross functional teamwork. Focused on clear strategies adjusting tactics to meet market, competitive and regulatory conditions. Builder of consensus challenges status quo and takes on tough challenges inside and outside immediate sphere of influence.

Process Improvement: Broad minded financial and administrative executive, a creative analytic who utilizes information to originate, monitor and shape all systems: operational, financial, contractual and human; IT, legal, risk and regulatory. Advanced to expert in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.


Currey Management and Compliance Services, LLC (CMCS) – Fresno, CA /Daphne, AL

Industrial Products, CPG & Mgmt. Consulting

CFO, CEO and LLC Co-Manager March 2013 – Present

Business Planning and Financial Strategy: shaped vision, mission and strategies for a start-up LLC; crafted legal and financial structure for a California consulting and technology start-up.

P&L Mgmt.: contained all start-up costs 50% by personally shaping all phases of finance, logistics, tax, regulatory compliance, market development, customer relationship and procurement.

Contract Mgmt.: secured favorable supplier agreements to save more than 20% in product and financing costs.

Business Coaching: continuous learning to gain industry and product technical expertise, saving 30% in SG&A costs.

Business Strategy: strong business and industry acumen, creative analytics and business ethics secured client, utility provider and bank confidence to exceed expectations in a rapidly developing and yet unregulated technology.

Strategic Planning: built CMCS into a widely recognized Energy Trade Professional. Referred by utility and energy consultants to handle large complex installations.

Zacky Family Companies – Fresno, CA

Vertically Integrated Agriculture, Farming, Transportation, Grain Processing, Milling and Commodity Trading

CFO/SVP/CAO February 2003 – February 2013

Executive Mgmt.: 16 months after 2001 sale of 70% of the Farming company assets coupled with major restructuring; stabilized and solidified financial and administrative organization.

Team Building: opened traditionally secretive communication lines restoring LLC Member and employee confidence.

Governance and Finance: cleaned and balanced opening balance sheet, improved CPA and banking relations ensuring continual commitment to a $4 - 55 million LOC.

Financial Reporting: redesigned financial staffing, reporting and closing methods, improved reporting timeliness, eliminated $2 million in SG&A costs.

Cross Functional Leadership: Chief Administrative Officer, overhauled HR processes and multiple union and non-union fully and self-insured medical benefit plans as well as improving and rewriting 401K plans for compliance. Reduced complexity of benefit plans for greater participation and saving more than $1million in annual SG&A and Product costs.

Cost Mgmt. and Leadership: generated $1million in self-insured worker’s comp savings by deep diving into cost drivers with analytics designed to track and isolate cause and effect of injuries. Improved employee morale and union relations as efforts were redirected to employee safety and post injury care.

Budgeting: formulated analytics and KPI’s responsive to the complexities of vertically integrated agriculture.

P&L Management: designed analytical outcomes for actionable information to better manage commodity trading, livestock farming, transportation, raw and further processing functions. Increased pricing and margin accuracy more than 40%, improved margins more than $2million.

Compliance, Environmental and Managerial Finance: generated $500k in gov’t subsidies through vendor collaboration, shepherded Zacky through a complex and disruptive California air district mandate.

Eagle Family Foods, Inc. – Gahanna, OH

Grocery & Foodservice #1 Brand Marketing, Sales and Processing

Vice President – Finance and Director of Finance - Foodservice January 1998 – Feb 2003

Business Planning: designed and staffed administrative and finance functions for a $350million PE start-up.

Corporate Finance: wrote and edited 144A Prospectus for more than $1bil in subscriptions and a $115mil Bond Issue.

Funding: facilitated a $175 million senior term loan, a $70 million revolver and $100 million in interest rate "swaps."

Regulatory: wrote and filed initial S-4 SEC registration statement in 155 days.

Governance: developed fixed and working capital management, treasury, credit and cost management functions.

Bank and Investor Relationships: implemented a cost effective and timely 10K/10Q filing process including in-depth critical MD&A analyses for all stakeholders including PE and Management shareholders, banking syndicate and bondholders.

IT: generated a business process “Blueprint”, selected and implemented PeopleSoft (Oracle) and Enterprise (SAP) Planning solutions to facilitate $1bil annual sales platform in preparation for an IPO.

Cost Mgmt.: negotiated more than $2mil in annual savings on $20 million in annual commodity contracts.

Risk Mgmt.: originated $4mil plus in cash flow facilitating complex risk management issues and settlement negotiations.

Budgeting and Forecasting: Responsible for annual budget as well as all short and long range forecasting.

Borden Inc. – Columbus, OH

Multi-national Fortune 100; Eagle Brand, ReaLemon, CrackerJacks, Classico, Elsie, Elmer’s, Borden Dairy

Borden Group / Strategic Business Unit Controller June 1984 – January 1998

Budgeting and Forecasting: designed monthly, 1/5/10 year operational, financial and managerial performance plans vital to corporate resource allocation. Facilitated 90 plus acquisitions valued at more than $2billion in annual revenues.

M&A: integrated 20 plus new strategic acquisitions into existing strategic business units. Identified and cultivated more than $5 million in synergistic savings.

IT: chartered SAP ERP and Peoplesoft (Oracle) financial solutions. Saved more than $10 million due to elimination of 70 plus general ledger and reporting systems.

Exit Strategies: executed data, management presentations and due diligence resulting in sale of "flagship" brands to Eagle Family Foods. Generated more than $350million in cash flow.

Borden Sr. Corporate Internal Auditor October 1980 – June 1984

Auditing: internal financial and operational audits saving $1mil in annual CPA/SOX compliance costs.

Security: directed highly sensitive special investigations, $5-10 million PR savings.

Arthur Andersen & Company, CPA's – Columbus, OH

Sr. Auditor August 1978 – October 1980

Attestation: supervised $1-5 million in compliance and financial annual audits; pharma, heavy/industrial, manufacturing, mining, utility, hospital and banking.


MBA, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1978, MBA utilizing Harvard Business School case study methodology with emphasis in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Industrial Engineering and Law.

BSBA, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 1977, Bachelor of Science in Business Admin. majoring in Accounting


Beta Gamma Sigma, International Business Honor Society

Ohio Society of CPA’s

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